The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees recently organized the number oneBravo hit reality show “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”. The basic cable production, located inNew York City, employs some fifty crew people who will be covered by the new agreement, and,become members of the Union.
The pact calls for wage increases of up to more than 80% for some, in addition to contributionstoward health coverage and retirement plans and other protective terms. Additionally, the showwill be covered starting January 1, 2005 under the full terms under the IATSE’s applicablevideotape agreement no matter where it shoots in the U.S.A.
The effort was lead by Vice President and Director of Motion Picture and TV Production, MattLoeb, along with the New York Production Locals.